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6 weeks agao i had bacterial sinusitis and left swollen tonsil i was given penicillin and the swelling went away however the lump behind the tonsil flap still remains-normal in colour. Causes?

6 weeks agao i had bacterial sinusitis and left swollen tonsil i was given penicillin and the swelling went away however the lump behind the tonsil flap still remains-normal in colour. Causes?

Please clarify: Not sure hat you are asking. But if your symptoms are resolved, and there is still a small lump behind the tonsil, then keep your followup visits with your doctor who can monitor you. If that lump is an abcess, that would be a problem that your doctor can identify and treat. ...Read more

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I noticed a small lump in the back of my throat right behind my tonsil that causes pain when i swallow. The limp is a light orange red color. Cancer?

I noticed a small lump in the back of my throat right behind my tonsil that causes pain when i swallow. The limp is a light orange red color. Cancer?

Most likely benign: Although cancer is possible, it would be very rare in your age group. This is most likely inflammation from a recent upper respiratory infection or allergy. Nevertheless, if this does not resolve in a few days, ask your doctor to look at it. ...Read more

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This past month my mother has had intermittent tonsil cheese spots and a constantfeeling of a lump in her throat. Causes?Are they related? Been to ent

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This past month my mother has had intermittent tonsil cheese spots and a constantfeeling of a lump in her throat. Causes?Are they related? Been to ent

Tonsilolith, GERD: The condition you described is likely a tonsilolith- which is mixed of food particle, debris and bacteria. Oral hygiene is very important. A constant feeling of lump on her throat likely is caused by acid reflux. Other condition like anxiety also can cause this feeling. I assume no mass was seen in the throat as she was seen by ent. Both may be connected. Try otc omeprazole. Ultimately, f/u w/ md. ...Read more

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I have lumps under tonsils that go to back of throat and cause discomfort when i swallow. Also, tonsils are enlarged for the last 5 months, what are the causes?

I have lumps under tonsils that go to back of throat and cause discomfort when i swallow. Also, tonsils are enlarged for the last 5 months, what are the causes?

Lymph tissue: Hello. The lymph tissue located around the tonsillar tissue becomes inflamed and painful with infection. Sometimes tonsillar tissue holds food particles which traps bacteria beneath. This can cause "micro abscesses" leading to the inflammation. Gargle with water after meals and use pain medications if needed. See your doctor for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump on one of my tonsils, what could it be?

I have a lump on one of my tonsils, what could it be?

Needs to be checked: It may be an infection like collection of puss or tonsillar abscess.Or it may be a tonsilar cyst or just hypertrophied lobe of one of the tonsil get it checked and treated asap. ...Read more

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What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

Tonsil lump: It can be a tonsillith (tonsil stone), a mucous filled cyst, a cutaneous horn or a papilloma (wart). The vast majority are benign, but i would point it out to your doctor. ...Read more

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Tiny white lump on my tonsil. Is it infected?

Tiny white lump on my tonsil.  Is it infected?

Most likely no: These yellowish whitish things are ver common in the tonsils. Debris forms in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes the tonsil forms a membrane that walls it off. This then appears as a lump. In general, these are nothing to worry about. If concerned, an ENT doctor will be able to quickly evaluate it and reassure you. ...Read more

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Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Tonsilitis: Sounds like an infection of the tonsils. Call your primary for evaluation and treatment with proper antibiotic. Untreated infection may create problem in the future. ...Read more